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Jason Loseke
CREIGHTON -- Jason Lee Loseke, 18, of Creighton, formerly of Columbus, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at Columbus Community Hospital Inc. as a result of a car accident on U.S. Highway 81.
Services were today at the Brockhaus Funeral Home in Creighton with the Rev. Larry Pearson officiating. Burial is at Greenwood Cemetery in Creighton.
Jason was born April 5, 1981, in Columbus to Gary Mayhall and Wanda Loseke. He attended Creighton Community High School and Northeast Community College in Norfolk. He enjoyed life through his music, poems and drawings.
Survivors include his father of Osceola; his mother of Creighton; a brother, Joaquin Santos of Creighton; and his grandparents, Gale Loseke of Columbus, Sharon Bauman of Creighton, and Marjorie Mayhall of Osceola.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents.

Marjorie Frey
ALBION -- Marjorie Jean Frey, 76, of Albion died Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, at the Boone County Health Care Center in Albion.
Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Albion with the Rev. Edward Gill officiating. Burial is at the parish cemetery.
Visitation is from 3-5 p.m. today at the Levander Funeral Home in Albion and then at 6:30 p.m. at the church with a 7:30 p.m. wake service. Visitation continues Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at the church.
Mrs. Frey was born Oct. 13, 1923, in Cedar Rapids to Ed and Leda (Hackney) Nearhood. She received her elementary education at the Cedar Rapids Public Schools and graduated from Cedar Rapids High School in 1941. During high school, she worked at the Cedar Rapids Press newspaper office. Following graduation, she moved to Lincoln where she worked at Brown's Printing.
She married Walter Frey Aug. 25, 1947, in Cedar Rapids. They lived and farmed west of Albion until moving to Albion in 1991. She was a member of the church, worked as a volunteer at St. Michael's school library, and was a member of the Altar Society. She was a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary, and served on the election board. She was the first woman to serve on the Boone County Committee of the FarmerÕs Home Administration Board. She served on the board for several years.
Survivors include her husband; four sons, Donald (Sandra), Mike (Ellen), James (Joleen) and John (Sue), all of Albion; one daughter, Pat (Bob) McKenzie of Omaha; 18 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister-in-law, Theresa Nearhood of Laguna Hills, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Gerald, Kenton, and Donald Nearhood; and one sister, Corkie.

Frank Korgie
COLUMBUS -- Frank Korgie, 85, of rural Columbus died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, at the Columbus Community Hospital Inc. in Columbus.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus with the Rev. Christopher Grimmond officiating. Burial is at the parish cemetery.
Visitation is from 3-8 p.m. today at McKown Funeral Home in Columbus with a 7 p.m. vigil. Visitation continues Thursday from 8-10 a.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Korgie was born Feb. 5, 1914, in Columbus to Charles and Victoria (Sus) Korgie. He attended St. Anthony Grade School and Kramer High School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1941-45. He served in the Pacific Theater where he was wounded and received the Purple Heart. He returned to Columbus where he worked for Behlen Mfg. Co. until his retirement in 1976. He was a member of the church and a past trustee.
Survivors include two brothers, Robert (Claire) of Columbus and Ed (Judith) of Mauston, Wis.; and one sister, Margaret (Clayton) Lusche of Columbus.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, the Rev. Humbert Korgie and Leo; and two sisters, Dorothy Iwan and Helen Moyers.
Memorial may be donor's choice.

Iola Stone
COLUMBUS -- Iola Stone, 96, of Newman Grove died Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, at Mid-Nebraska Lutheran Home in Newman Grove.
Services are 11 a.m. Friday at McKown Funeral Chapel in Columbus. Burial is at St. Bonaventure Cemetery in Columbus.
Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at McKown Funeral Home in Columbus. Visitation continues Friday at 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Agnes Briese
ALBION -- Agnes "Pat" Briese, 76, of Albion died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, at Boone County Health Care Center in Albion.
Funeral services are pending with Levander Funeral Home in Albion.

Flavian Shemek
HUMPHREY -- Flavian Shemek, 88, of Tarnov died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, at the Columbus Community Hospital Inc. in Columbus.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Tarnov.
There will be a 7:30 p.m. rosary Thursday at the church.
Duesman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Cordelia Alderson
HUMPHREY - Cordelia E. Alderson, 89, of Columbus, formerly of Humphrey, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 1999, at Columbus Community Hospital Inc.
Services are 2 p.m. today at Duesman Funeral Chapel in Humphrey with the Rev. Eric Heisel officiating. Burial is at Fairview Cemetery in Creston.
Visitation is from noon-2 p.m. today.
Ms. Alderson was born Nov. 3, 1910, in Humphrey to Oliver R. and Cordelia (Newman) Alderson. She graduated from Humphrey High School and earned her masterÕs degree from the University of Nebraska.
She lived most of her life in Humphrey. She taught at the high school level and was later an instructor for the University of Nebraska correspondence courses.
She belonged to Daughters of the American Revolution and was a member of Presbyterian Church in Lincoln.
Survivors included one brother, Dale of Battle Creek.
Memorials may be given to the Humphrey Public Library or Humphrey Rescue Unit.

Marvin Briese
ALBION - Marvin E. Briese, 74, of Albion died Friday, Nov. 26, 1999, at the Boone County Health Center in Albion.
Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Zion Lutheran Church in Albion with the Rev. Brian Bergum officiating. Burial is at St. MichaelÕs Cemetery in Albion with military honors conducted by American Legion Post 162 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 736.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today at Levander Funeral Home in Albion.
Mr. Briese was born on Jan. 2, 1925, in Newman Grove to Arthur and Helen (Knutsen) Briese. He attended Boone County District 83 School in rural Albion and graduated from Albion High School in 1941.
He served in the U.S. Navy from August 1944 until he was honorably discharged on June 10, 1946. He was awarded the Victory Ribbon, Point System, American Area Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Ribbon and the European African Mideastern Ribbon for his service.
On Nov. 24, 1947, he married Agnes Murphy in Tilden. They lived and farmed north of Albion.
They co-managed the Albion Vets Club from 1965-69. In 1987, they retired and moved to live in Albion. His wife died Nov. 10, 1999.
He was a lifelong member of the church, Veteran of Foreign Wars and American Legion. He served on the American Legion Board.
Survivors are his two daughters, Pat (Randy) Neidhardt of Albion and Jane (Bill) Parker of Meridian, Idaho; one son, Jeff (Kris) of Albion; one brother, Bob (Nidra) of Albion; one sister, Margaret Anne Christensen of Marina, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife.

Ethel Cerv
CLARKSON - Ethel Cerv, 94, of Clarkson died Thursday, Nov. 25, 1999, at Columbus Community Hospital Inc.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at New Zion Presbyterian Church in Clarkson with Dr. Earl F. Underwood Jr. officiating. Burial is in the Clarkson National Cemetery.
Visitation is 2-7 p.m. today at Miller Funeral Home in Clarkson and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday at the church.
Mrs. Cerv was born Aug. 5, 1905, to Joseph and Katherine (Beran) Lauda in Arad, Romania. Her family came to the United States in 1914. She was a housekeeper at the Clarkson Hotel, Emil FoldaÕs and Dr. EbyÕs.
She married Joseph Cerv June 30, 1931, in Clarkson. After her marriage, they established a family farm north of Leigh and lived there until retiring to Clarkson in 1968.
She was a member of the church, Marta Aid, Presbyterian Women, ZCBJ and Macedonia Extension Club.
Survivors are two daughters, Mary (Basil) Browning of Pekin, Ill., and Dorothy (Leroy) Ditter of Columbus; one son, Robert (Sharon) of Leigh; one son-in-law, Robert Pokorny of Howells; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1973; one daughter, Alice M. Pokorny; one sister, Rose Stepan; three brothers, Joseph, James and John Lauda; and one infant grandson.
Memorials may be given to the church.

Delores Gocken
DAVID CITY - Delores E. Gocken, 62, of Rising City died Friday, Nov. 26, 1999, at Columbus Community Hospital Inc.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Rising City with the Rev. David Palomaki officiating. Burial is in the church cemetery.
Visitation is 1-8 p.m. today at Roberts Funeral Home in David City.
Mrs. Gocken was born Sept. 3, 1937, in David City to Richard and Helena (Bachus) Meyer. She graduated from Rising City High School in 1955.
She married Clark D. Gocken Sept. 21, 1958, in Rising City. She lived most of her live in Rising City. She was a housewife and belonged to the church.
Survivors included her husband; her mother of Rising City; one son, Thomas of DeKalb, Ill.; one daughter, Marti (Allan) Jefferson of Geneva; one sister, Paula (Norman) Rathje of Rising City; and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father.

Cecilia Torczon
COLUMBUS - Cecilia Torczon, 81, of West Point, formerly of Columbus, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000, at West Point Living Center.
Services are pending with McKown Funeral Home in Columbus.

Bruce Weil Sr.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Bruce Allen Weil Sr., 65, of Grand Junction, Colo., died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000, at his home.
Services were Feb. 8 at the Martin Mortuary Chapel in Grand Junction. The Rev. Ray Koehn officiated. A private burial was in Orchard Mesa Cemetery.
Mr. Weil was born Feb. 3, 1934, in Columbus to Clarence A. and Bertie (Johnson) Weil. He graduated from Kramer High School.
He married Shirley Thomas June 27, 1952, in Marysville, Kan. He was a resident of Grand Junction since 1967, and retired from Ametek Dixson on March 28, 1996. He enjoyed woodworking.
Survivors include his wife; a son, John of Bullfrog, Utah; three daughters, Susan of Fruita, Colo., Sheri (Chris) Brown of Carmi, Ill., and Beth of Las Vegas; one brother, Jon A. of Columbus; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Bruce Allen Jr. and Kim Arlyn.
Memorials may be given to the Hospice of the Grand Valley, P.O. Box 60307, Grand Junction, Colo., 81506.

Walter Blum
SCHUYLER - Walter G. Blum, 70, of Schuyler died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000, at the Alegent Health Memorial Hospital in Schuyler.
Services are pending with Kracl Funeral Chapel in Schuyler.

Rebecca Andersen
COLUMBUS - Rebecca L. Andersen, 50, of Columbus died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, at the Columbus Community Hospital Inc.
Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at McKown Funeral Home in Columbus. Burial is in the Columbus Cemetery.

Rachel Hall
COLUMBUS - Rachel M. (Williamson) Hall, 26, of Columbus died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, at 2514 Eighth St.
Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at McKown Funeral Home in Columbus. Burial is in the Columbus Cemetery with military graveside services by the American Legion Hartman Post 84 Honor Guard.

Jaime Salcido-Duran
FREMONT - Jaime Salcido-Duran, 24, of Fremont died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, as the result of injuries in an auto accident west of North Bend on U.S. Highway 30.
Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Fremont with the Rev. Carl Zoucha officiating. Burial is at Panteon Municipal Cemetery in Alvaro Ohregon, Chihuahua, Mexico.
There will be a 7 p.m. prayer service today at the church. There is no visitation.
Mr. Salcido-Duran was born Oct. 4, 1975, in Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. He grew up in Mexico and came to Fremont in 1996.
Survivors include his parents, Cipriano and Carmen Duran de Salcido of Fremont; three brothers, Ramon, Rigo and Rogelio, all of Fremont; three sisters, Clara Salcido de Eguiarte, Sylvia Salcido de Gomez and Lizbeth, all of Fremont; a special friend, Ivette Orozco of Fremont; and many Columbus relatives.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont is in charge of arrangements.

Lela Small
COLUMBUS - Lela Small, 88, of Columbus died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at the Columbus Manor.
Services are pending with Gass-Haney Funeral Home in Columbus.

Patricia Jones
COLUMBUS - Patricia "Susan" Jones, 80, of Columbus died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at the Columbus Community Hospital Inc.
Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Gass-Haney Funeral Home in Columbus with the Rev. Douglas Zurek officiating. Burial is at the Roselawn Cemetery in Columbus.
Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. today and from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday with a 9:45 a.m. family prayer service, all at the funeral home.
Mrs. Jones was born March 7, 1919, in Mankato, Minn., to Albert J. and Hester M. (Black) Haller. She was raised in Mankato and graduated from Mankato High School in 1938.
She married Robert Jones Oct. 11, 1940, in Estherville, Iowa. They moved to Sioux Falls, S.D., in 1958, then to Columbus in 1960. She worked at Brodkey Jewelry as a bookkeeper and sales clerk for 14 years. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.
Survivors include her husband; a son, Dr. Charles (Joyce) of Knoxville, Tenn.; two daughters, Deborah Kroeger of Columbus and Patricia (Scott) Welk of Grand Island; two sisters, Phyllis (Jerry) Reynolds of San Diego and Hester Williams of Bellflower, Calif.; and seven grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorials are suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church.

William Brunken
COLUMBUS - William Brunken, 88, of Scottsdale, Ariz., died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000, in Scottsdale.
Graveside service is 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Columbus Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Neely officiating.
Visitation is from 4-7 p.m. today at Gass-Haney Funeral Home in Columbus.
Mr. Brunken was born Aug. 30, 1911, in rural Leigh to William and Minnie (Husman) Brunken. He graduated from high school in Creston.
He married Evelyn Hassebrook Jan. 26, 1940, in Creston. He was a lifelong farmer in the Creston and Columbus areas. They moved to Arizona 17 years ago. He enjoyed the Nebraska Cornhuskers and golf. He also taught Sunday school at the First Southern Baptist Church in Scottsdale for many years.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Mae of Los Angeles; a brother, Edward of Creston; two sisters, Minnie Hamburger of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Ruth Scheffler of Prescott Valley, Ariz.; and a son-in-law, Tom Weissenborn of Los Angeles.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Walter and Fred; and three sisters, Martha Kallwiet, Elsie Scheffler and Anna.
Memorials may be donor's choice.

Kenneth Kubicek
OSCEOLA - Kenneth L. Kubicek, 59, of Shelby died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, in Friend.
Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shelby with the Rev. John Copenhaver officiating. Burial is at the parish cemetery.
Visitation is until 6 p.m. today at the Kepner-Roberts Funeral Home in Osceola with a 7:30 p.m. rosary at the church.
Mr. Kubicek was born Aug. 6, 1940, in Osceola to John Jr. and Helen (Glatter) Kubicek. He graduated from Shelby High School in 1959.
He married Marcella Patocka Jan. 16, 1960, in David City. He was a road maintainer operator for the Polk County Department of Roads for 34 years. He was a member of the church.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Dr. Richard (Mary) of Friend; a daughter, Cindy (Pat) Davis of Shelby; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one son, Steven.

Josephine Swirczek
COLUMBUS - Josephine Swirczek, 84, of Columbus died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, at her home.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus.
Visitation is from 3-9 p.m. Thursday with a 7 p.m. vigil and from 8-10 a.m. Friday, all at McKown Funeral Home in Columbus.


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